And the world's 'selfiest' city is...

2014-03-11 15:02
Tokyo. New York. Paris.

Surely one of these metropolises would take the title for the city that can boast the most Instagram ‘selfies.’

But no, Time reports that their investigation involving 400 000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates, revealed Makati City to be the real centre of the narcissistic universe.

In total, they ranked 459 cities and South Africa only just made the list.  

With 7 selfie-takers per 10 000 people, Joburg was crowned the selfiest city in South Africa, but only ranked 313th in the world.

Cape Town followed in 331st position, Pretoria at 379, PE at 400 and Durban 414.

Here is Time’s list of the world’s top 10 selfie cities:

1. Makati City and Pasig, Philippines - 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

2. Manhattan, New York - 202 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

3. Miami, Florida - 155 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

4. Anaheim and Santa Ana, California - 147 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

5. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - 141 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

6. Tel Aviv, Israel - 139 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

7. Manchester, England - 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

8. Milan, Italy - 108 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

9. Cebu City, Philippines - 99 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

10. George Town, Malaysia - 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people  

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